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How to Make Your Backyard the Place to Be

It’s one thing to have a great deck or patio where you can relax and enjoy a meal on a nice summer day. The problem is, if the area surrounding your deck doesn’t live up to its standards, you won’t enjoy the outdoors as much.

Making your yard’s landscaping look good will make your summer nights on the deck much more enjoyable. 

So, how do you create an eye-appealing area around your deck? Here are some ideas to get you started:


Hardscaping gives your outdoor space structure by utilizing man-made elements such as pavers, pathways, and retaining walls. Installing hardscaping will extend the deck and provide a transition into the yard.

One option you have with hardscaping is using pavers. Pavers are affordable and last forever, and they are also highly versatile. Pavers come in tons of shapes, sizes, and textures. Plus, they give your space a nice, finished look.

Instead of pavers, you could go with natural stone to create a path or patio area. This option costs a bit more than pavers but last just as long. Natural stones like travertine, limestone, and granite can be used to build a retaining wall to add dimension to your yard.


If you have kids or often play yard games like bocci, a lawn is a must.

Lawns are beautiful but do require quite a bit of upkeep. Depending on the season and where you live, there are different types of grass to choose from. You may have to reseed your lawn in the winter months and again in the spring if you want your lawn to last year-round.

If you want the look of a lawn without the maintenance, you could consider artificial turf. It has come a long way since the Astroturf days and can look realistic. It’s ideal if you have a small patch of ground and you don’t want to go through the trouble of mowing and fertilizing.


You want the plants & trees surrounding your deck or patio to make sense, look good, and enhance the beauty of your home.

Making a flower bed is a great way to add color to your view. You can plant seasonal flowers so that there is always something in bloom. Potted plants on your deck are also a great way to bring elements of plants and color to your deck.


If you’re into gardening, incorporating it into your deck or the surrounding area makes a lot of sense. Not only does it look good, but fresh fruits and vegetables are also great for your health!

You can build raised bed containers and plant seasonal vegetables if you have the space. Tomatoes, peppers, onions, and herbs are a great place to start.

This way, you’ll have something interesting to look at, and you’ll have fresh produce all summer long!

All Natural

In some cases, you might want your deck to transition straight into wild nature, such as in a wooded lot. If that’s the case, you may need to clear out trees or brush if they obstruct the deck’s view.

Creating a great outdoor living space starts with your deck or patio. If you want to make your backyard the envy of the neighborhood, give us a call to get started.

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